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Computer Science Fundamentals

New York University (NYU) via edX Microbachelors


This program introduces learners to the basics of computer programming and computer systems, including hardware, operating systems and computer networking.

No prior knowledge of programming or computer systems is required.

Computer Hardware & Operating Systems outline:

  1. Fundamentals of system hardware
  2. Introduction to OS concepts
  3. OS processes and threads
  4. Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  5. Memory management

Computer Networking outline:

  1. Computer networking overview
  2. Computer networking architecture: application, transport, network and link layers
  3. Network Security overview

Basics of Computing & Programming outline:

  1. Positional number systems
  2. Hello world
  3. Numerical data types and arithmetic expressions
  4. Branching statements
  5. Iterative/Loop statements
  6. Strings & Functions
  7. Array-based sequences/Lists


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Basics of Computing and Programming

This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Computing and Programming

Course 2: Introduction to Networking

This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Networking

Course 3: Computer Hardware and Operating Systems

This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operating Systems


Taught by

Aspen Olmsted, Itay Tal, Rafail Portnoy and Daniel Katz-Braunschweig

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